72
drank Berryblossom White by Tazo
952 tasting notes

So here’s a switch up. I’m boosting the rating on this one. Maybe it’s because I haven’t had as much of it as the White Cucumber or the Vanilla Apricot White, but I find this one a welcome change from those. The more I drink it the less I find the berry flavors missing. This is most obvious when drinking it after another tea, such as the Vanilla Apricot White. It most definitely has a berry flavor, though it’s something of a shy one. But then it can’t really be much more on a white tea base without completely overpowering the tea.

I don’t get a lot of tea flavor from this or any of the Tazo whites. They seem to be pretty much a platform for the staging of the chosen flavor. But of the three, this one is currently ranking highest in my estimation, probably because as I said, I have had less of it and so it still has a novelty to it by comparison and I haven’t had a chance to dwell on its shortcomings. That may come later as I close in on the last of these bags, but for now it gets a rating bump.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I’ve updated this bio as it’s been a couple of years since I “started getting into” tea. It’s now more accurate to say that I was obsessed with tea for a while, then other things intruded, then I cycled back to it, and I seem to be continuing that in for a while, out for a while cycle. I have a short attention span, but no shortage of tea.

I’m a mom, writer, gamer, lawyer, reader, runner, traveler, and enjoyer of life, literature, art, music, thought and kindness, in no particular order. I’ve recently started writing fantasy and science fiction under the name J. J. Roth.

Personal biases: I much prefer to drink tea without additives such as milk and sugar. If a tea needs additives to improve its flavor, its unlikely I’m going to rate it high. The exception is chai, which I make on the stove top using a recipe I found here on Steepster. Rooibos and honeybush were my gateway drugs into the harder stuff, but once I learned how to make a decent cup of tea they became far less appealing to me. That said, I’m not entirely a purist, and I enjoy a good flavored tea, particularly flavored blacks.

I like all kinds of tea depending on time of day, mood, and the amount of time I have to pay attention to preparation.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own. I’m revising them slightly to make them less granular as I don’t really find myself hating most things I try.

I try to rate teas against other similar versions. So I rate Earl Greys, for example, against other Earl Greys, rather than against all teas. If something rates very high with me, though, it probably means it’s a stand out against all other teas I’ve tried.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available

60-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

50-59 Okay or run of the mill

Below 50 So-so, iffy, would definitely pass
or ick. The lower the number, the closer to ick.

Location

Bay Area, California

Website

http://www.jjroth.net

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer